|The Monterey Jazz Festival is pleased to announce Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: a nationwide, thirty-four date, six-week tour of the MJF/52 All-Stars. Traveling through thirty-two cities in seventeen states, the band features the nine-time Grammy-nominated and NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron on piano; Grammy-nominated violinist Regina Carter; Grammy-winning guitarist Russell Malone; eight-time Grammy-nominated vocalist Kurt Elling; bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa, and Grammy-nominated drummer Johnathan Blake.
The East Coast run will visit eleven states starting on February 5, 2010 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, and will finish on February 28 at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. The second leg of the tour begins on the West Coast in Bellingham, Washington on April 14, 2010, and continues with an additional fourteen dates in six states, ending in Detroit, Michigan, on May 1, 2010. See www.montereyjazzfestival.org for details and ticket information. (c) 2009 Monterey Jazz Festival. Filmed 9/18/09 on the Monterey Jazz Festival's Jimmy Lyons Arena Stage.